Citroen’s Electric avatar

Overall styling of the electric hatchback is the same as the standard model but with a few distinguishing elements like white exterior bits on the bumper, side skirt and the ORVM.

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By Auto Crat

Citroen is a French automotive brand established in 1919. Present in over 101 countries, the brand has sold over 50 million vehicles in its 103 years. Globally, the brand is known for its bold design and comfort offerings. Today, the brand is one of the most loved and collected automotive brands worldwide.

Citroën has had a racing lineage & has won 3 WTCC and 8 WRC world championship manufacturers’ titles. Citroën always challenges conventions to offer a modern and innovative approach to mobility. There are many firsts in the automotive world brought by Citroën which led to winning numerous national and international awards. 

• 1st mass-market car with front wheel drive – Traction Avant.

• 1st Hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension system in the world.

• 1st car model with modern disc brakes – Citroën DS .

• The iconic and popular 2CV transcended eras and completed its journey from 1948 to 1990 with over 5 million units globally Being an innovative brand, Citroën globally offers a wide range of models, from the AMI, an electric quadricycle designed for the city, to sedans, SUVs, and commercial cars, which are available with multiple powertrains – Conventional fuel, Electric & Plug-in hybrid.

The electric iteration of the Citroen C3, eC3, has shed its covers. Overall styling of the electric hatchback is the same as the standard model but with a few distinguishing elements like white exterior bits on the bumper, side skirt and the ORVM. Cabin layout is also identical, save for the gear lever which is replaced by a toggle switch. The features list of the EV is also the same as its ICE-counterpart. Pre-launch bookings will commence on January 22 and launch on February 10. 

The group has invested upwards of Rs 600 crore in the Indian market through 2 factories in Tamil Nadu – Vehicle assembly plant in Thiruvallur, Engine & Transmission plant at Hosur along with R&D centre in Chennai. In 2021, Citroën started its journey in India with the launch of its international flagship – C5 Aircross SUV. In 2022, Citroën launched its first vehicle under the C-Cubed Program – Citroën C3, which has won multiple awards for its bold design, customisation and advanced comfort offerings. In 2023, we are bringing our next all electric mobility offering – New ë-C3 All Electric, making Citroën the 1st automotive brand to launch an Electric on the same platform within 6 months of the launch of the Internal combustion engine. 

Features:

Citroen eC3 Engine

The EV gets its juice from a 29.2kWh battery pack, which powers the 57 PS/143Nm electric motor. The setup has a claimed ARAI range of 320km. It can go from 0 to 60kmph in 6.8 seconds and has a top speed of 107kmph. A DC fast charger can top up its battery charge from 10% to 80% in 57 minutes, while a standard 15 amp plug will take 10.5 hours to fully replenish the battery from 10% charge.

Citroen Advanced Comfort
The agility of a hatchback. The attitude of an SUV. Now live on top of the world with a design unique to Indian streets, in an icon like never seen before.

INTUITIVE TECHNOLOGY:

For the laidback and the adventurous. For the procrastinators and the proactive ones. With the New ë-C3, our intuitive technology solutions will cater to all your needs no matter what your personality is.

29.2 KWH BATTERY PACK WITH REGENERATIVE BRAKING

Charge your vehicle’s battery every time you apply brakes.

FULLY AUTOMATIC DRIVE WITH AN E-TOGGLE

Advanced “E-Toggle” automatic gearbox control for a truly comfortable & silent driving experience.

  26 cm CITROËN CONNECT TOUCHSCREEN WITH WIRELESS SCREEN MIRRORING
 
Stay connected on the move with wireless compatibility with Apple Car play.  

CHARGING OPTIONS

DC Fast Charger: With 100% DC fast charging, the New ë-C3 All Electric can be charged from 10% to 80% in just 57 minutes.

AC Charging: A Portable charging cable comes with your car kit, which can be plugged into any 15 Amp socket to charge your ë-C3.

320 KM RANGE IN A SINGLE CHARGE

Enjoy long and uninterrupted drives in the New ë-C3 with best in class* single charge range .

  PORTABLE CHARGING CABLE WITH YOUR NEW Ë-C3 ALL ELECTRIC:
A Portable charging cable comes with your car kit, which can be plugged into any 15 Amp socket ,

MOBILE CHARGING WITH ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE:
Roadside assistance for mobile charging support is available 24×7 in emergency situations  

HAPPY SPACE

 Enjoy plenty of space for comfortable rides with 1378mm of shoulder room for rear passengers or 991mm of headroom for the front passengers. The New Citroën ë-C3 takes convenience to a new level, with its 2540mm wheelbase offering you an enjoyable drive alongside cleverly hidden storage. With a 315L boot, find an abundance of space for all your luggage needs.

  TROPICALISED AC
 Beat the heat with an air-conditioning system that keeps your cabin cool, even in the harsh Indian summers  

CUSTOMISED COMFORT

An aesthetic that echoes your personality, a style that redefines customisation. Step into the electric revolution with the New ë-C3 All Electric.

With 13 exterior colour combinations, 3 vibe packs and 47 customisation options, customise what your Happy Space will look like.

LIVE ELEVATED

The agility of a hatchback. The attitude of an SUV. Now live on top of the world with a design unique to Indian streets, in an icon like never seen before.

  ECO/STANDARD DRIVE MODES
Switch between ECO and Standard drive modes to customise your driving experience .

Warranty:
 
At Citroën, comfort and mobility are at the heart of everything we do. 

The Citroen Warranty Programme has been designed keeping these values in mind. 

• High Voltage Battery warranty for 7 years or 1,40,000 km (whichever is earlier) .

• Electric motor warranty for 5 years or 1,00,000 km (whichever is earlier).

 • Standard vehicle warranty for 3 years or 1,25,000 km (whichever is earlier)  .

NOTE:
5 Year fuel saving is the result of daily saving multiplied by the number of days in a month (30 days), and the number of months in 5 years (60 months). Daily savings figure is calculated by subtracting Citroën ë-C3 daily energy cost (daily km driven, multiplied by cost of electricity required for full charge at Rs10 per kw/range of Citroen ë-C3) from daily fuel cost of an equivalent petrol vehicle, driven same km daily as Citroen ë-C3 (considering fuel economy of 15 kmpl, multiplied by the cost of petrol). This is an indicative savings figure, and your actual fuel savings will vary due to a number of factors, including driving condition, fuel economy of your vehicle, vehicle maintenance and electricity tariff in your city.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

PriceRs 8.99 Lakh
Electric Motor TypePermanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
Electric Motor Power kW (ps)42 (57)
Electric Motor Torque (Nm)143
Drive ModesStandard | ECO
Max. Speed (km/h)107^
Acceleration (0-60km/h in sec.)6.8^^
Battery Capacity (kWh)29.2
Battery TypeHigh energy density Lithium-Ion battery Pack
Thermal Management SystemNatural Air Cooled
On-Board Charger (kw)3.3
EmissionZero Tailpipe Emission
Acceleration (0-60km/h in sec.)6.8^^
Overall Length, mm3981
Overall Width (w/o mirrors), mm1733
Overall Height (Unladen), mm1586/1604 (with roof rails)
Wheel Base, mm2540
Boot Space, l315
Weight
Kerb Weight (kg)LIVE : 1302, FEEL : 1316
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)1716
Suspension
FrontMacPherson Strut with Coil Spring
RearRear Twist Beam with Coil Spring
Brakes
FrontDisc
RearDrum
Steering
Power Steering TypeElectric
Minimum Turning Circle Radius (m)4.98
Tyre Size
Tyres195/65 R15
Spare Wheel185/65 R15 Steel
Charging
Charging StandardCCS2
“Estimated Charging Time
(SOC 10%-100% From any 15amp plug point)”
10 Hours 30 minutes*
“Estimated Charging Time
(SOC 10%-80% From DC Fast Charger)”
57 min*
Driving Range
Range At Full Charge
(As Per MIDC Cycle) (km)
320 Km